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Will Your Case Go to Trial? This Computer Program Might Know the Answer

By Jenna Greene |

Wondering whether a given lawsuit will go to trial? SettlementAnalytics unveiled a new tool to predict the likelihood. But some Big Law litigators are skeptical that all the intangibles that determine the course of litigation can be factored in.

Friends are on vacation.

Conn. College Student Sues Snapchat, Tabloid Over Miami Spring Break Story

By Robert Storace |

The defamation and invasion of privacy suit is targeted at a story headlined "Sex, Drugs and Spring Break – College Students Descend on Miami to Party in Oceans of Booze and Haze of Pot Smoke."

Tesla Motors, located at 3500 Deer Creek in Palo Alto.

New Class Action Claims Tesla Steals License Info From Test-Driving Customers

By Cogan Schneier |

The lawsuit in California accuses Tesla of using information from customers' driver's licenses for marketing, without their consent or knowledge.

Pfizer headquarters in New York City.

Pfizer Accuses J&J of Stifling Competition From Rival Drug

By Max Mitchell |

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has sued rival Johnson & Johnson over claims the company forced health care providers and insurers into exclusionary contracts aimed at blocking a competing autoimmune medication Pfizer recently introduced into the market.

Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri.

Fatal Shooting of Law Student by Cop Warrants Federal Inquiry, Say Profs and Classmates

By KAREN SLOAN |

Classmates of an LL.M. student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law who was fatally shot by a police officer are calling for a federal inquiry into his death.

Connecticut Judge Thomas Moukawsher

Judge Rejects State's Push to Dismiss Schaghticoke Nation's $610M Suit

By ROBERT STORACE |

Judge Thomas Moukawsher found the nation cleared a three-pronged test to establish standing despite an internal feud between two factions claiming to represent the Schaghticokes.

A vehicle (right) driven by Samuel Tolkin rear-ended a vehicle (left) driven by Joy Soares.

Bridgeport Woman Facing Future Surgery After Car Crash Settles for $300,000

By ROBERT STORACE |

Joy Soares was told she needed additional arthroscopic or regeneration surgery for her knee, otherwise she would be at greater risk for a knee replacement at an early age.

Poland Spring Water Faces Copycat Class Action Lawsuit

By ROBERT STORACE |

The lawsuit, which seeks $5 million in damages, was filed in the same Connecticut court that 11 consumers filed their suit in last month.

Connecticut Judge Thomas Moukawsher

Schaghticoke Tribe Looks to Stop Rival Faction's $600M Lawsuit

By Robert Storace |

The Schaghticoke Indian Tribe said it "exclusively possesses, controls, and maintains title to the Schaghticoke reservation in Kent including the land and funds that are the subject matter of this lawsuit," not the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.

Left to right:  Sara Stankus, Diane Rojas and Kaitlin Humble - Hinckley Allan and Norman Roos- Robinson Cole.

Connecticut Movers

By Suzanne Tullo |

New hires at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder and Robinson & Cole lawyer Norman Roos is elected to serve as treasurer for the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Tim Gephart, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance

CDLA Holds Talks, Elections During Annual Spring Meeting

The Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) held its annual meeting recently at The Hartford Club, including noteworthy presentations and the election of a new slate of officers.

President Donald Trump during an executive order signing event.

The Importance of Dissent

By EDITORIAL BOARD |

Not long ago, there was a widely televised meeting of all President Trump's cabinet ministers and the highest-ranking staff of the White House. One by one they each heaped lavish praise and adulation on him as if he were some sort of "Supreme Leader." Some went so far as to express profound gratitude for the "blessings" associated with serving him. While an attitude of sheepish subservience might be expected in dictatorial regimes such as North Korea, it was disturbing at best to watch it on display within the upper echelons of the leadership in this country. Perhaps most troublesome is the total lack of regard for the importance of dissent.

Robinson & Cole's Edward J. Heath, past chairman of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, accepts the inaugural Founders’ Award from Priya Morganstern, Hartford director of the Pro Bono Partnership.

Robinson & Cole Honored for Pro Bono Partnership

The Pro Bono Partnership's Hartford Program recently presented Robinson & Cole with the partnership's inaugural Founders' Award during a 10th anniversary celebration hosted by the firm.

Robert Adelman, with Adelman, Hirsch & Connors in Bridgeport.

GM Seeks to Throw Out $2.9 Million Conn. Jury Verdict

By ROBERT STORACE |

GM argued there is sufficient warning in its owner's manual about the possible dangers of letting children play inside a vehicle with the keys.